| Nov 9, 2011
Harry Pachon, a scholar-activist who helped focus national attention on the needs and traits of a growing Latino population, particularly in politics and education, has died. He was 66.
Pachon, the longtime president of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute,...
| May 5, 2010
Economist studied wealth differences between nations
Angus Maddison, 83, an economist whose research revealed the causes of wealth differences between nations, died April 24 in Thourotte, France, according to an announcement from the...
| Oct 8, 2011
As a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II, Richard Koch chose his life's work after reading one of the few books in the camp's meager library — the medical biography "The Doctors Mayo."
Liberated in 1945 after 13 months in captivity, he...
| Jan 15, 2011
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Kay Mills, a widely respected journalist and award-winning author whose books reflected her deep interest in women's issues and the civil rights movement, died Thursday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 69.
The cause was a heart...
| Mar 22, 2011
Betty Sarah Wouk
Wife and agent of 'Caine Mutiny' author
Betty Sarah Wouk, 90, the wife and literary agent of bestselling writer Herman Wouk, died March 17 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after suffering a stroke, said Suzanne Stein of...
| Sep 15, 2010
Fathi Osman, an Egyptian American expert on Islam who was a forceful voice for modernism in the Muslim faith, died Saturday at his home in Montrose. He was 82.
The cause was congestive heart failure, said his daughter, Ghada Osman, a professor of...
| Jun 2, 2010
Championship coach in Santa Monica
Norm Lacy, 56, who coached Santa Monica and St. Monica Catholic high schools to Southern Section football championships and was serving as the athletic director at Santa Monica, died Saturday at John F....
| Jul 14, 2010
Republican state senator
Republican state Sen. Dave Cox, 72, who served as minority leader of the Assembly from 2001 to early 2004, died Tuesday at his home in the Sacramento suburb of Fair Oaks. He had prostate cancer.
Cox represented the...
| Nov 28, 2010
Barry Zwick, a longtime editor at The Times who also wrote regularly for the paper's Travel section, died Sunday of diabetes-related cardiac arrest at his home in Encino, his family said. He was 68.
Zwick spent 37 years at The Times, joining the paper as...
| Oct 19, 2011
Norman Corwin, the legendary writer, director and producer of original radio plays for CBS during the golden age of radio in the 1930s and '40s when he was revered as the "poet of the airwaves," has died. He was 101.
Corwin, a journalist, playwright,...
| Sep 3, 2010
Cammie King Conlon, who jokingly lamented that she was famous for an experience she barely remembered, portraying Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler's ill-fated young daughter in the film "Gone With the Wind," has died. She was 76.
Conlon, whose brief...
| Aug 15, 2010
Unable to use his hands because of a childhood bout with polio, Paul K. Longmore wrote his first book by punching a keyboard with a pen he held in his mouth. It took him 10 years, and when he was done, he burned a copy in front of the Federal Building...